Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival 2014

This year’s festival is shaping up to be our best ever, kicking off on Saturday, October 25 until Sunday, November 2.

John Betjeman had a long association with Wantage and the festival aims to celebrate both his work and that of other writers and poets.

In 2014 it will be held Saturday 25th October to Sunday 2nd November.

The varied programme of literary events, includes something for everyone, at all levels of interest. Note its not just about John Betjeman, but other writers and poets, hence the official name

Tickets are on sale NOW at the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage – sign up to our newsletter to hear all the news about our glittering array of authors and speakers.

For more information go here to the Festivals website

McNab & Dutton: Is There a Psychopath in the House?

Andy McNab was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS. He hit the best-seller list the first time with Bravo Two Zero, and since then has gone on to write many more. His latest, For Valour will be released in October. As well as writing for a variety of newspapers and magazines, he campaigns tirelessly as a spokesperson and fundraiser for both military and literacy charities.

Dr Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist at the University of Oxford. His first book documents his search for the psychological ‘DNA’ of persuasion. His second explores the positive side of being a psychopath, and discovers, in a ground-breaking experiment, what it’s like to be a one. The effects have since worn off.

A couple of years ago psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton invited SAS hero Andy McNab to take the Clockwork Orange style personality test. The results were revelatory – and from it The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success was born …

Saturday, November 1. 7:00pm. Shush Nightclub, Market Square, Wantage. Tickets: £10